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Sedona Arts Festival 2017

Sedona Arts Festival 2017 - Annual Fine Art Festival

Held against the backdrop of Sedona’s breathtaking red rock vistas, the Sedona Arts Festival presents its 27th annual fine art festival Saturday, Oct 7 and Sunday, Oct 8. Attracting artists from New York to California, this renowned festival will showcase a diverse line up of 125 juried artists as well as live music, food, and art fun for the kids. The Sedona Arts Festival is held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School, 990 Upper Red Rock Loop Road in West Sedona.

Returning this year are Overall Best of Show artist Duane Maktima (jewelry) and category honorees Donna and Jeff Tousley (ceramics), Michael McKee (drawing), Richard Turner (sculpture), Virginia Kerr (fiber), Scott Thompson (glass), Melissa Hollis (metal) and Tim Mooney (painting).

Continuous live music is an integral part of the festival each year and this year’s selection of artists will not disappoint. Local favorite William Eaton will headline the festival. Eaton is acknowledged as one of the world’s great designers of stringed instruments. A four-time Grammy Nominee, Eaton’s unique and original sound has been captured in collaborations with R. Carlos Nakai and as the leader of the William Eaton Ensemble: an eclectic “world chamber fusion” group whose releases have earned Billboard Critic’s Choice awards as well as charting in the top ten World album category.

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Children always add to the fun! The Festival’s interactive KidZone gives children 12 and under the chance to create their own masterpieces with help from local artists. A variety of make-and-take art projects are available at no cost thanks to the generous support of the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona. Children 12 and under also enjoy free admission to the festival when accompanied by a paying adult.

The Sedona Arts Festival also offers a variety of food choices and raffle prizes. The Gourmet Gallery features locally produced and packaged kitchen and bath items including soaps, lotions, spices and jams.

Festival admission benefits the Sedona Arts Festival Scholarship and Grant Fund which financially supports arts education in the greater Sedona area. Nearly $300,000 has been distributed since the Festival began to graduating seniors pursuing higher education in the arts and in grants to local organizations providing arts education for area youth.

Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 9.

Admission is $12 at the gate, but tickets can be purchased online in advance for $10 at

The Sedona Arts Festival is supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, City of Sedona, Sedona Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona.

The Sedona Arts Festival is a smoke-free event. Pets, other than service animals, are not allowed on the property.

For information, visit or call 928-204-9456.


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